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 39-250. Completion and correction of certificates -- Procedure -- Other alterations prohibited. A certificate of any event shall be completed, corrected, amended or otherwise altered after being filed with the vital statistics unit only in accordance with this chapter and rules promulgated by the board.
(1)  A certificate that is amended under the provisions of this section shall be marked "amended," except as otherwise provided in this section. The date of amendment and a summary description of the evidence submitted in support of the amendment shall be filed with or made a part of the record. The department shall prescribe by rule the conditions under which additions or minor corrections may be made to certificates or records within one (1) year after the date of the event without the certificate being marked "amended."
(2)  Upon receipt of a notarized voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, the state registrar shall amend the certificate of birth to show such paternity if paternity is not already shown on the certificate of birth, and change the child's surname to that of the father, if both parents so request. Such certificate shall not be marked "amended."
(3)  Upon receipt of both a notarized affidavit of nonpaternity signed by the husband attesting that he is not the father, and a notarized acknowledgment of paternity signed by the mother and the alleged father attesting that the alleged father is the father, the state registrar shall amend the certificate of birth to show such paternity, and change the child's name, if so requested by the mother and the alleged father. Such certificate shall not be marked "amended."
(4)  Upon receipt of a certified copy of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction changing the name of a person born in this state and upon request of such person or the parent(s), guardian, or legal representative, the state registrar shall amend the certificate of birth to show the new name.
(5)  When an applicant does not submit the minimum documentation required in the rules for amending a vital record in a manner otherwise permitted by rule, or when the state registrar has reasonable cause to question the validity or adequacy of the applicant's sworn statements or the documentary evidence, and if the deficiencies are not corrected, the state registrar shall not amend the vital record and shall advise the applicant of the reason for this action and shall further advise the applicant of the right to petition a court of competent jurisdiction for an order establishing the facts necessary to make the requested amendment.
(6)  If an acknowledgment of paternity or affidavit of nonpaternity is rescinded pursuant to section 7-1106, Idaho Code, and the certificate of birth had been prepared or amended in accordance with the acknowledgment, the state registrar shall not release any copies of the certificate of birth except as required for a legal proceeding until a court order determining paternity has been provided to the state registrar. If the mother was married at the time of either conception or birth, or between conception and birth, the court shall also determine if the husband is the father of the child.

[I.C., sec. 39-250, as replaced by 1959, ch. 104, sec. 3, p. 221; am. 1983, ch. 7, sec. 10, p. 27; am. 1998, ch. 106, sec. 2, p. 364; am. 2010, ch. 78, sec. 1, p. 129.]

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